I personally like a variety of flavors and styles in my Absinthe den. Also, shipping absinthe to my door gets expensive and takes time. It’s nice to be able to go down to the local liquor store and pick up something when I am running dry. In comes Kübler. I always have a bottle on hand because of the previous reasons and also, I like it. No, it is not overly complex or exotic. Yes, it is a nice drink and as a matter of fact, sometimes I reach for Kübler before some of my top shelf stuff just because I enjoy it.
FACTS: Kübler Absinthe Superieure is a brand of absinthe, distilled in the Val-de-Travers region of Switzerland also known as the birthplace of absinthe’.
- Type: Absinthe
- Manufacturer: Blackmint (Kübler & Wyss)
- Country of origin: Switzerland
- Introduced: 2007 in USA
- Alcohol by volume: 53.0%
- Proof: 106
Free of any color, no have or sediment. Perfect for a blanche.
I like the louche of Kübler. It’s a little fast compared to some other, but not too fast.
(I actually helps when lower alcohol absinthes (53%) louche a little fast. Helps you judge when its ready as you usually use less water.)
The result here is a pretty milky pearle white. I like it.
Kübler’s aroma is very light. While it is mostly licorice, it is not overwhelming or sweet. It’s pleasant and if you take your time you will get hints of fennel bulb and well as a touch of wormwood. Not complex, but certainly pleasing.
I do prefer a slightly thicker absinthe post louche. Kübler is a little on the thin side. Especially when you consider it most will louche it with a lower water ratio due to the low alcohol content. There is a mild yet still pleasing tongue numbing.
Flavor wise matches the aroma. Mostly anise with a slight fennel and wormwood. There is a mild chemical taste but that is certainly not distracting. The alcohol burn is very low as to be expected.
There is a fleeting aftertaste. It does not stick around long. While this is a drawback, it can be very refreshing as there is a palate cleansing effect. The tongue numbness sticks around a little longer than the taste.
Kübler is an un-complex and simple blanche very refreshing and quite drinkable. This is a good starter for people with an untrained palate or who are just looking for a nice clean drink. Goes great with a light salad.
Wormwood Society Score 3.2